Summer Lunch and More


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Feeding the Hungry, Building Relationships

In 2012 Summer Lunch opened its doors to feed hungry DeKalb children. It was great to offer lunch to kids, but it was soon clear there were hungry parents as well.  The following year Summer Lunch and More opened its doors to children AND adults.

Since 2013 over 28,000 meals, including fresh fruits, vegetables, and hot entrées, have been served to hungry residents of the area as community volunteers join together to feed the hungry and build relationships. Meals are offered to children and families, FREE KIDS’ Club activities allow children ages 3-12 to experience summer learning including STEM, art, woodworking, and games.  In 2018 our partnership with Northern IL Food Bank, a mobile food pantry will be offered once/month offering 40-50 pounds of a full range of foods to families with children.

Volunteers from all over the community (NIU, churches, civic group, caring citizens and youth) to fill the over 800 volunteer spots required by these missions. Will you be one of them? Please follow the link to learn how you can help!